Apeejay Education and Amazon Web Services on Thursday introduced the launch of an initiative — NEPAP — to assist the educational establishments to make use of expertise extensively in instructing and create public digital infrastructure within the training sector aligned to the NEP 2020 imaginative and prescient.
The National Education Policy Accelerator Program (NEPAP) will information tutorial establishments on a number of elements of the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), mentioned a joint assertion by Apeejay Education and Amazon.com.
The accelerator programme will deal with two key tenets of the NEP 2020 – the intensive use of expertise in instructing, studying, training planning and administration, and within the creation of open, interoperable, evolvable, public digital infrastructure within the training sector to assist a number of platforms.
“It will support academic institutions by conducting digital innovation workshops to focus on identifying and prioritising unique challenges of the academic institutions, and co-building solutions or proofs-of-concept (POCs) using technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML),” the assertion mentioned.
However, the preliminary investments within the NEPAP programme weren’t disclosed.
The NEPAP could have a collaborative strategy to determine and clear up challenges by scalable training expertise options, create a group of EdTechs aligned to NEP necessities and assist implementation and prepare sources for profitable deployment of options on campus.
The programme will assist the establishments in varied areas, resembling distant studying, on-line examination and evaluation, media providers, content material supply, gamification, and creating sensible/digital campus, it added.
For this, AWS will drive workshops primarily based on the Amazon Working Backwards innovation methodology, which makes use of design considering to determine and outline a customer-focused downside or alternative and develop prototypes.
Apeejay Education will convey experience on the use circumstances of digital options within the training sector, and assist with testing the options to increase the attain to different establishments throughout India.
“Through the accelerator programme, AWS and Apeejay Education aim to support academic institutions with AWS credits and capacity building workshops to build and implement the POCs,” it mentioned.
Apeejay Education and AWS will run the accelerator programme by a number of cohorts of educational establishments that may apply for the programme.
Apeejay Education co-promoter Aditya Berlia mentioned tutorial establishments in India want to succeed in the digital maturity suggested by the NEP 2020 and benefit from the newest applied sciences to modernise their methods.
“There is a clear need today to help institutions identify and define problem statements, develop digital solutions, test their efficacies in fail-safe environments, and scale the solutions for the benefit of the education sector,” Berlia mentioned.
The accelerator programme will even create the NEP Solution Finder, a listing of NEP 2020-aligned expertise options developed by EdTechs in India.
It will listing options tailored for the training sector, protecting elements, resembling digital transformation, administrative providers, governance reform providers, tutorial and curriculum restructuring, monetary restructuring, and native language assist, amongst others.
“By bringing together academic institutions and Indian EdTechs, the accelerator programme will help in the experimentation and development of cloud-based solutions scaled for India’s education sector, and aligned to the NEP 2020 vision,” mentioned Sunil PP, lead — training, area, and nonprofits, AISPL, AWS India and South Asia.